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Build Great Digital Experiences in Higher Education with Acquia Cloud Site Factory
Colleges and universities were among the first organizations to create websites. they are natural content generators with access to great thinkers, cutting edge research, and engaged students, not to mention they embody the word community. the web, as a result, was the perfect vehicle for them to communicate all they had to share and to connect with others.

Guide to Creating Online Social Communities

Companies are continually looking for ways to create meaningful and lasting relationships with their customers . However, consumers have become very adept
at ignoring sales pitches, advertisements, and branded messaging.
This is where a strong, branded, online social community comes in.

Top Four Best Practices

for Integrating Content and Community
One of the most powerful developments in the evolution of online business in recent years is the ability to combine social features—from ratings and reviews to sharing and full discussion forums—with content features—whether those are straight marketing or informative content, blogs, product descriptions, or database content. But the opportunity to integrate your website content with social features is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. In this ebook we present four ideas for tapping the benefits that come from a strategic blending of community and content.

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Your Online Community

Improve Your Social Offering and Mine Untapped Value from the Crowd
Building an online community around your brand, product, or organization is
 a powerful way to harness the knowledge and enthusiasm of both internal
 and external constituencies. So as you make your plan for the new year, whether you already have social tools in place or are looking to launch a new community, we offer you the following five resolutions to improve your social offering and mine untapped value from the crowd.

Building a Great Drupal Team

The web has seen rapid growth over the last 15 years. In addition, specialization 
of roles and job definitions have increased over the last five years. Meanwhile, these shifts and changes make assembling a great technical team especially difficult. Employers in the field of web development are competing to attract the brightest talents.
To create a great digital experience with Drupal, you need a great Drupal team. In this eBook, we share our recommendations for building your great Drupal team.

Putting the Design in Responsive Design

Best Practices Guide
Designing your digital site for desktop or laptop, as well as tablets and smartphones within a single codebase, is called responsive design.
The promise of responsive design? A single, digital site optimized for devices with various screen sizes. With so much information and so many content types, communicating key messages effectively is a challenge. This ebook provides best practices to consider while thinking through your redesign.

Een praktische gids voor het kiezen van een Content Management Systeem

De opkomst van de digitale wereld als de voornaamste sociale ontmoetingsplek—en daardoor ook voornaamste marktplaats—vraagt om een “nieuwe generatie” contentmanagementsystemen (CMS) die midden in deze digitale-sociale revolutie oplossingen voor contentmanagement bieden. Dit geldt zowel voor het bedrijfsleven als voor (rijks) overheden. Zij maken gebruik van het internet waar zij de interactive aangaan met hun doelgroep (klanten, burgers en/of bedrijven).

The Cloud Revolution

IT Adapts as Hosted Solutions Redefine Tech Roles
Today, cloud computing not only has changed how data is stored, but is permanently altering the role of information technology; IT professionals are using the current upheaval to define new roles, to explore new territories, and to push their companies in new directions .
In this ebook, we’ll look at IT’s new role in business strategy and introduce you to the practitioners and thinkers who are taking advantage of the cloud revolution to redefine their careers and the role of IT.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

UK Central and Local Government Edition
To be successful today, an organization must keep up with web-savvy digital natives who switch seamlessly between devices, channels, as well as their work and home personas. The objectives of cost efficiency and innovation might appear to be at odds, but the right choice of CMS can mean that your organization can have its cake and eat it too. This eBook provides some insights and recommendations into how to select a CMS that meets your needs.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: High Tech Edition
With mobile and digital becoming the center of the marketing experience, responsive design and personalization shouldn’t be afterthoughts; they should be the only thought. Being able to tailor content and differentiate web design based on the current needs and preferences of the consumer is essential.This ebook provides some insights, recommendations, and tips for selecting a new CMS that can assure that your digital experience has the right stuff to keep the consumer engaged until they are ready to contact a salesperson.

Een praktische gids voor het kiezen van een CMS gericht op (rijks) overheden

De opkomst van de digitale wereld als de voornaamste sociale ontmoetingsplek—en daardoor ook voornaamste marktplaats—vraagt om een “nieuwe generatie” contentmanagementsystemen (CMS) die midden in deze digitale-sociale revolutie oplossingen voor contentmanagement bieden. Dit geldt ook voor (rijks) overheden. Zij maken gebruik van het internet waar zij de interactie aangaan met burgers en bedrijven.

Surviving the Mobile Tsunami

What You Need to Know to Catch the Wave
No longer can we think about mobile as an afterthought . Digital mobile experiences—on smartphones, tablets, digital glasses, digital watches, and more—are what we should be thinking about first. Responsive design is crucial. In addition, a consumer must be able to switch from laptop to tablet to smartphone while engaging in a digital experience that never misses a beat. This eBook explains how one can catch the wave of the mobile tsunami, rather than being swept under by it’s brute force.

Introduction to Agile: Software Development at the Speed of the Web

For the business user
The Agile methodology is an evolution in the software development process, but it isn't limited to just software. Find out how you can use this methodology to be more time efficient and cost effective while revolutionizing a product or brand.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: Higher Education Edition
Today, we shop in the virtual world of storefronts, whether we’re pricing the options on a new car, comparing the attributes of a digital single lens reflex (dSlr) camera, or looking for a new home. Shopping for a college or university is no different. Long before a student and his/her parents ever take a walk through the ivy walls of a storied campus, they have spent many hours online shopping campuses, cities versus rural locations, an institution’s noted majors, and aid packages.

Introduction to Agile: Software Development at the Speed of the Web

The Agile methodology is an evolution in the software development process that enables software teams to move from the conventional waterfall model to something much more dynamic.Today, being a developer means being Agile.

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